FDA Examines E-Cigarette Explosions and Injuries With Focus Of Public Workshop In April

   

E-Cigarette Explosion Lawsuits Allege People Suffered Burns To Their Face And Other Body Parts After Their Mechanical Cigarettes Exploded

e-cigarette-explosion-lawsuit-exploding-lawsuitsAs safety concerns widen over reports of e-cigarette battery explosions, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has scheduled a two-day public workshop in April to discuss exploding batteries in electronic nicotine devices. The battery explosions are also the subject of a growing number of e-cigarette explosion lawsuits filed on behalf of men and women who suffered burns to their face, mouth, hands, legs and other body parts after their e-cigarettes or batteries exploded.

The FDA and its Center for Tobacco Products (CTP) are inviting the public to a workshop on April 19-20 to discuss problems with e-cigarette batteries overheating, catching fire, exploding and other safety concerns. Discussion will include how to mitigate risks associated with batteries and what type of design changes might reduce safety hazards associated with batteries, according to the FDA. In December, the Associated Press reported that the FDA identified 66 battery explosions in 2015 and early 2016.
[fda.gov/TobaccoProducts/NewsEvents/ucm535185.htm#presenters, FDA, January 3, 2017]
[abcnews.go.com/Health/wireStory/fda-probes-dangers-exploding-cigarette-batteries-44529401, ABCNews.com, January 3, 2017]

“We would hope the workshop presentations include comments from e-cigarette users who have been seriously injured by exploding batteries and suggestions on how to remove the dangers linked to these batteries,” says Dr. François Blaudeau, founder of Southern Med Law.

The attorneys at Southern Med Law are currently investigating E-cigarette Explosion Lawsuits and are offering free E-cigarette Explosion Lawsuit legal reviews to those who believe they have been harmed by exploding e-cigarettes and suffered severe burns. To speak to one of the firm’s attorneys, please call 205-547-5525 or visit www.southernmedlaw.com and fill out the online form.

E-cigarettes entered the U.S. market in 2007 and became an alternative for people who want to quit smoking traditional cigarettes. Powered by a lithium ion battery, an e-cigarette simulates traditional cigarette smoke by producing a heated vapor of liquid nicotine which the smoker inhales. While e-cigarettes are used by adults, studies show that they are also popular among teenagers. For instance, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported about 2 million middle- and high-school students tried e-cigarettes in 2014, which was three times the number of students who tried the devices in 2013.
[abcnews.go.com/Health/wireStory/fda-probes-dangers-exploding-cigarette-batteries-44529401, ABCNews.com]

After receiving approval last year to regulate all electronic tobacco products, the FDA issued new rules in May calling for manufacturers of electronic tobacco products to receive FDA-approval for their products made after February 2007, if they want to continue selling them to U.S. consumers.
[fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm499234.htm]

Court records show that e-cigarette manufacturers, distributors, and retail stores are facing e-cigarette explosion lawsuits alleging consumers were not warned of the potential for e-cigarette devices and batteries to explode. A California woman received the largest jury award to date of $1.9 million in October 2015. The woman maintained in her e-cigarette explosion lawsuit that she sustained second-degree burns on her legs, buttocks and hand in March 2013 after the e-cigarette battery she was charging in her vehicle’s charger exploded.
[latimes.com/local/crime/la-me-ecigarette-burns-verdict-20151001-story.html]

About Southern Med Law And Filing An E-Cigarette Explosion Lawsuit

The attorneys at Southern Med Law continue to provide legal assistance to clients from around the country who have been the victims of negligence, personal injuries from unsafe consumer products. The firm is Led by Dr. François Blaudeau, an attorney and a practicing doctor. The legal staff at Southern Med Law possesses a deep understanding of personal injury claims involving lithium batteries as the from represents clients in e-cigarette lawsuits. They’re not afraid to advocate for their clients against big corporations and are committed to ensuring that all victims have access to the type of aggressive legal representation that assures success. For more information on this and other information contact Southern Med law by calling 1-205-547-5525 or visit southernmedlaw.com.

Southern Med Law
François M. Blaudeau, MD JD FACHE FCLM Esquire
2224 1st Avenue North
Birmingham, Alabama 35203
Phone: 205-547-5525

Fax: 205-547-5526
francois@southernmedlaw.com

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